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Recently, Chantelle over at Fat Mum Slim recently blogged about Febusave, pledging that she would give up the non-essentials for February. No more lady lunches (oh how I love that term!). No more beauty treatments. And no bottled water.
And it got me thinking, that ANZ are onto a good thing here. I am a sucker for going over the top at christmas time. And that needs to stop. Our savings took a major hit last year (granted, I do have a new kitchen to show for it), but it is time to do some major saving again. If we want to move house in the next few years, we are going to have to pull some strings a fraction tighter.
So I have joined Febusave, and am pledging to do no shopping. Ok, that is a lie, I do the grocery shopping in our household, and that will continue, but I am cutting out the extra things I buy.
* Lunches at work - thing of the past.
* Beauty treatments that I haven't already booked in (I have a 3 week standing appointment with my beautician to ensure my eyebrows stay non-bushy). So I am cutting out manicures, pedicures, facials, and everything besides my eyebrows.
* Ice-Coffee of a morning on the way to work - nope, not going to happen.
* And online shopping. No Etsy/Ebay/MadeIt/various other stores
I think I am going to have a very happy husband in February! And an even happier bank manager!